Drug Free Hendry wins award

HENDRY — Drug Free Hendry County was awarded the Category 1, 5-Star Award through Central Florida Behavioral Health Network. To be a 5-Star the organization must achieve 95 percent or above. The category is determined based on the total number of outcome measures each must satisfy in their contract. Both Andrea May and Edwin Melendez […]

County commissioners tweaks solid-waste law

CLEWISTON — Hendry County commissioners finally approved some “cleanup” amendments this month to the solid waste ordinance that they’d authorized in the spring and then put off during the summer when related concerns arose. But their tougher decision-making on providing large-capacity bins/toters for solid waste and recyclable materials for all residents in unincorporated areas was […]

Cold weather shelters to open tonight at 6 p.m.

The cold weather shelters will open on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m. Those seeking shelter must be in the building by midnight or the facility will close and volunteers will be released. Clewiston • Janet B. Taylor Auditorium 1100 S. Olympia Street LaBelle United Way House 133 N. Bridge Street  

Nursing students learn preparedness

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Preparedness staff members John Gountas and Brenda Barnes, coordinated a Preparedness Day event for Florida Gulf Coast University Nursing students at the Hendry County Emergency Operations Center. Discussions of the day included emergency management, public health preparedness, active shooter awareness and response in healthcare settings, opioid epidemic and the […]

Kiwanis Club has delightful visitors

LABELLE – On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the LaBelle Kiwanis welcomed Lighthouse of SW Florida. Sandy Burk and Amy Turner brought, Ms. Vee, a service dog to talk about the free services the organization offers to enable people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active and productive. They are […]

Hendry County Road Watch report for week of Nov. 18

HENDRY COUNTY US 27 from SR 80 to the Palm Beach County Line: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be installing underground utilities near the roadway during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near the roadway. SR 80 at Riverbend RV Park: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be installing underground utilities […]

Voters choose judges and legislators

These are results, as reported unofficially on election night by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections (floridaelectionwatch.gov), in state judicial circuit, state legislative and U.S. House races in the region around Lake Okeechobee: 20th Judicial Circuit state attorney Republican Amira Fox received 403,609 votes (100 percent) for this position. Joseph Hoffman was a […]

Meeting targets Hendry County traffic safety

The Hendry County Traffic Safety meeting of Nov. 1 reported that there were no fatalities by car crashes in the month of September. Compared with 2017, the number of fatalities for the entire year went up from eight in 2017 to 11 in 2018. The number of crashes is down, but the total fatalities went […]

Firehouse Community Theatre seeking male actors

LABELLE — The Firehouse Community Theatre, Inc., 241 Bridge St. in LaBelle, will hold auditions for male actors on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Hendry and Glades County elections hotly contested

In elections south of Lake Okeechobee, two seats on the Glades County Board of Commissioners and one Hendry County Board seat were contested, and there were seven candidates for Clewiston City Commission, including the three members whose terms end this year. One challenger collected more votes than even the mayor of Clewiston, and longtime Commissioner […]